There has been huge progress in the fight against cancer. Even in just the past few years, we have seen exciting breakthroughs in cancer research and treatment. This progress is truly extraordinary – but we can’t let up.
Putting the power of the purse behind funding cancer research
In October, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event took place in our nation's capital. During the event, volunteers armed with a clipboard, and a pen collected hundreds of petitions to urge Congress to increasae funding live-saving cancer research.
Cancer research and prevention is working, resulting in a 40% decline in the breast cancer death rate since 1991. Now is not the time to settle for our current gains or halt our progress. The next cancer breakthrough is waiting to be discovered. We are calling on Congress to maintain the momentum and to increase funding for lifesaving cancer research.
Together ACS CAN and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer are working to put the Power of the Purse behind cancer research funding.